Ten Facts About Pigeons That May Challenge Your View (Wit Pictures)

1. Present In Human History For Thousands Of Years

Earlier we covered the important roles that pigeons have played during wartime. Surprisingly, pigeons have been our companions all throughout human history. The first actual documentation of the domestication of a pigeon was found on a cuneiform tablet from Mesopotamia, almost 5000 year ago. Even in Egypt, the remains of pigeons have been found alongside those of humans.

Across history, pigeons have been used as a religious symbol. They have been both celebrated and sacrificed in religious practices. While the common rock dove may have an unsavory reputation in the modern day, pigeons have been alongside humans before we could even write about them. With some luck, they’ll be with us long into the future as well.


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